Actively promoting safety within the marine sector of the oil and gas industry

The Marine Safety Forum is primarily focused on actively promoting safety within the marine sector of the oil and gas industry.

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Recent Safety Alerts

Finger injury during wire transfer operations

Crush injury to vessel crew members finger during wire transfer operations

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Methanol Transfer

Discrepancies in quantities of methanol transfers and unobserved spills to sea.

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Water Based Mud Spill on Deck

Water Based Mud spill on PSV during transfer operation offshore.

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PDO – Nets v Tarpaulins for Covering Cargo Carrying Units

Potential Dropped Object during cargo operations leads to assessment in suitability of Nets compared to Tarpaulins for covering open top cargo covering units.

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Recent News & Events

May 2020 All Members Meeting – CANCELLATION


Following consideration of the present Government Guidance in relation to the management of the current COVID-19 Pandemic, it has been decided with regret to cancel the May All Members Meeting. We look forward to the meeting planned for 5th November…

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GOMO Chapter Revisions


To all GOMO users and subscribers, General update: The review of GOMO is ongoing and in order to simplify this process and subsequent release plan we have made the document available as separate chapter and appendix downloads as well as…

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Award for Maritime Safety Offshore Safety Awards 2020


The Marine Safety Forum are delighted to announce that for the second year we will be sponsoring the Award for Maritime Safety at the Offshore Safety Awards. Candidates should be a seafarer serving onboard a vessel actively engaged in supporting…

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Actively promoting safety within the marine sector of the oil and gas industry.

A Standard global approach to encourage good practice and safe vessel operations in the offshore energy sector.

The International Guidelines for Offshore Marine Operations (GOMO) document was officially launched in the UK on the 11th November 2013 and in Norway on 1st June 2014 and was the product of the GOMO work group – details of which are contained within the document.

Full details can be found on the GOMO website